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The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Scholarships is a program that supports students and young professionals with outstanding academic and leadership skills. The program offers financial assistance to pursue their studies in Germany or other partner countries, and provides a platform to engage with fellow scholarship recipients from diverse backgrounds. The aim of the scholarship is to empower talented individuals to contribute to social justice, democracy, and sustainable development.

Target Groups

Scholars receive up to €744 per month. In addition, there is a monthly flat-rate study fee of €300 euros, which all scholars can freely use. Depending on the applicant’s situation, scholars may also receive a contribution to health insurance of up to €71 and long-term care insurance of up to €15 per month. Scholars with children can receive a family allowance of €155 euros per month. The scholarship does not have to be repaid.

The Foundation supports stays abroad during the funding period – through subsidies for travel expenses, tuition fees and international health insurance, especially for study or research stays, language courses and internships of up to 12 months.


To be eligible for the FES Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Have a strong academic record and demonstrate leadership potential
Be committed to social democracy and progressive values
Have a clear plan for how they will use their education to contribute to social justice, democracy, and sustainable development
Be fluent in the language of instruction in their chosen study program
Meet the admission requirements of the host institution

Application Deadline
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